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An Urgent Need

  1. 1. 00Time Bomb Video StatisticsTime Bomb Video StatisticsVideo by Mike Mattos, coauthor of Pyramid Response to Intervention, former principal, Professional Learning Community leader and presenter<br />Never in our nation’s history have the demands on our educational system been greater or the consequences of failure as severe. Beyond the high-stakes school accountability requirements mandated by state and federal laws, the difference between success and failure is, quite literally, life and death for our students.<br />Today, a child who graduates from school with a mastery of essential skills and knowledge is prepared to compete in the global marketplace, with numerous paths of opportunity available to lead a successful life. Yet, for students who fail in our educational system, the reality is that there are virtually no paths of opportunity.<br />525780024892000The likely pathway for a student who struggles in school is an adult life of poverty, incarceration, and/or dependence on society’s welfare systems. <br />Dropouts earn on average $12,000 per year<br /><ul><li>50% less than those who have a diploma
  2. 2. 50% less likely to have pensions or healthcare plans
  3. 3. They are more likely to experience health problems</li></ul>Rouse/Muenning, 2005: www.centerforpubliceducation.org<br />44 million can’t read a newspaper or fill out job applications<br /><ul><li>Another 55 million MORE can’t read above 8th grade reading level</li></ul>43% of people with lowest literacy skills live below the government official poverty line<br />Larry Roberts, Illiteracy on the Rise in America http://www.wsws.org<br />82% of prison inmates are dropouts<br />85% of juvenile offenders have reading problems<br />70% of all prison inmates are functionally illiterate<br />http://www.literacybuffalo.com and http://www.proliteracy.org<br />75% of those claiming welfare are functionally illiterate<br /><ul><li>A University of California Berkeley Study concluded that increasing the high school graduation rate by 10% would likely reduce the murder and assault arrest rates by 20%
  4. 4. Same study found increasing the high school completion rate by 1% would save the US up to $1.4 billion annually in reduced costs from crime</li></ul>http://www.covingaliteracy.org/facts.htm<br />Education and Lifelong Earning (James Walker, Face to Face: The Changing state of Racism Across America)High School Drop Out$608,000High School Graduate$802,000Some College$922,890Associates Degree$1,062,130Bachelors Degree$1,420,850Masters Degree$2,142,440Doctorate$3,012,300<br />

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